Wills, Fred., Pte.
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 17 Jun 1915, p. 3, column 3
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IN MEMORIUM - PTE. FRED WILLS
An Impressive Service Conducted in
Knox Church Last Sunday
BY REV. J. C. WILSON, THE PASTOR
An impressive memorial service was conducted in Knox Church last Sunday evening, by Rev. J. C. Wilson, B.A., in memory of Pte. Frederick William James Wills, who was killed in action in France, Sunday, May 23rd.
Rev. Mr. Wilson took for the text of his feeling and very appropriate discourse, Ps. 112: 7, "He shall not be afraid of evil tidings, his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord." He spoke in tender words of sympathy to the bereaved father and mother, who had given their only son to our king and country. He also referred to the upright character and exemplary conduct of the young man in whose memory the service was held. He had united with the Presbyterian Church in the old home in Glasgow, Scotland, and when he came to Acton, transferred his membership to Knox Church here.
The church was appropriately draped with flags and black and over the family pew hung a large Union Jack.
Suitable music was rendered by the choir.
Private Wills was born in Glasgow, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wills, River Street. He came to Canada four years ago. He enlisted in Acton in the first contingent of the Canadian overseas force. He was in his 28th year.
(The original article contains a photograph of Pte. Fred Wills.)
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